It is with sad feelings that I attempt to write a short obituary of my Dear Mother, Vina Hampton. She was
born April 10, 1874, deceased Nov. 15, 1955. Her stay here on earth was 81 years, 7 months and 5 days.
She was the daughter of David D. and Bettie Caudill. She was married to James W. Hampton November 16,
1893. To this union was born nine children, five daughters and four sons. Her husband and four children
preceded her in death, leaving to mourn her loss two sons John and Carl Hampton and three daughters,
Angeline Back, Ritter Caudill and Ranie Caudill; also twenty-two grand children and twenty-nine great
grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, two brothers, Jim Caudill and Rich Caudill and three sisters,
Pheba Caudill, Polly Caudill and Ranie Hampton. She professed a hope in Christ when she was twenty-nine
years old and she joined the Old Regular Baptist Church at Doty Creek 2nd Saturday in November, 1916, and
was baptized November 2nd Sunday, 1916, and lived a faithful member thirty-nine years in the Doty Creek
Church. She was a true Christian and a loving mother. She had been in our home seventeen years. For some
reason best known to the Lord I had to be away in the hospital at the time of her passing and there is no one
that will ever know what my home looked like and seemed like when I got home for I wasn't able to see and
seems like I was just listening for that sweet voice to speak to me, but it wasn't there any more. Three weeks
later I was taken to the hospital again. I feel I might of grieved too much over her and while I was there and so
sick one day it seemed to me she was an Angel flying all day over me and I thought she was the happiest
thing ever was. That made me have no doubts but what she was in much more happier home than I could give
her, although the spot where she spent her last painful days can never be filled. I feel like we have nothing to
worry about how we treated her, for she was always first.
Written by her daughter- Ranie Caudill.